The Town of Edgewood is one of New Mexico’s newest incorporated communities; it has only officially been in existence since 1999. Edgewood sits at the mid-point of the historic Route 66, which runs from Chicago to Los Angeles.
As the Town’s name implies, Edgewood is located at the edge of the woods in the Sandia Mountain foothills. Edgewood is literally “where the mountains meet the plains” and is located 20 miles east of Albuquerque along Interstate 40. The Town sits at the intersections of I-40, Old US Route 66, and New Mexico State Road 344.
The town encompasses approximately 44 square miles of property located in southern Santa Fe, eastern Bernalillo, and northwestern Torrance Counties. The Town’s commercial district includes a number of service stations, two supermarkets, three pharmacies/drug stores, several restaurants, and a variety of retail, and professional services operations. A new Walmart Super Center opened in March 2008 and Tractor Supply in 2012.
Edgewood provides an exciting environment in which to live, work, or own a business. With a robust economy, rapidly growing regional population, and excellent transportation infrastructure, Edgewood provides convenient access to the Albuquerque market as well as those of Santa Fe, Moriarty, Estancia, and Mountainair.
Area attractions include Wildlife West Nature Park, a wildlife refuge, state-of-art native wildlife zoo, and entertainment venue, and the Single Action Shooting Society’s Founders’ Ranch, at which several major events are held every year to celebrate the heyday of the Old West. A number of events are held annually at Wildlife West, including the Annual Wind Festival; a major summer music festival; a mid-summer Bear Fair, a community melodrama, a series of Chuckwagon dinners; and the fall Harvest Festival.
The SASS Founder’s Ranch presents a number of festivals, perhaps most notable of which is their annual End of the Trail event, which brings together the SASS national membership and is open to the public. The Single Action Shooting Society is an international organization created to preserve and promote the sport of Cowboy Action Shooting. Members share a common interest in preserving the history of the Old West and competitive shooting.
Each year the Edgewood Chamber of Commerce celebrates it Route 66 heritage with the Run, Rally, and Rock event, held in the heart of Edgewood.
Conveniently located to the west of Edgewood, the Sandia Mountain Wilderness, which includes the Sandia Peak Tramway and Sandia Peak Ski Area, boast miles of hiking trails and numerous picnic areas.
The equestrian community has worked long and hard to help establish a series of outstanding trails for horseback riding in the Edgewood area.
Cross country skiers and snowshoe enthusiasts find plenty to do in the wide open spaces in and around Edgewood.
There is plenty of fun for geocaching enthusiasts, as well as cyclist and mountain bikers, and golfers will enjoy the course at nearby Paako Ridge.
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